Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

BAMcinématek presents John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA on February 13; Funko to Release Big Trouble in Little China Pop! and ReAction Figures

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A blast from the past!  BAMcinématek presents John Carpenter’s 1986 Big Trouble in Little China on February 13. 2015, at BAM Rose Cinemas in the Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, at Ashland Place, Fort Greene, 718-636-4100,

Big Trouble in Little China stars Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, Kim Cattrall as Gracie Law, Dennis Dun as Wang Chi, James Hong as David Lo Pan, Victor Wong as Egg Shen, Kate Burton as Margo, Donald Li as Eddie Lee, Carter Wong as Thunder, Peter Kwong as Rain, James Pax as Lightning and Suzee Pai as Miao Yin. I played a Wing Kong guard.

Lia Chang and Donna Noguchi in John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China (1986).

Lia Chang and Donna Noguchi in John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China (1986).

General Admission $14, cinema club members $9 (Movie Moguls fee)
Seniors/Students/Veterans: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu.
Showtimes are 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm and 9:45pm.
Click here for more information.

Lia Chang with her fellow Big Trouble in Little China castmate Peter Kwong (Rain) in front of the French poster of Big Trouble in Little China at the opening reception for Hollywood Chinese: The Arthur Dong Collection, at the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles on October 23, 2009.© Tami Chang

Lia Chang with her fellow Big Trouble in Little China castmate Peter Kwong (Rain) in front of the French poster of Big Trouble in Little China at the opening reception for Hollywood Chinese: The Arthur Dong Collection, at the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles on October 23, 2009.© Tami Chang

Last summer, ew.com reported on the New ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ comic book: Read the first six pages — EXCLUSIVE

“John Carpenter’s 1986 kung fu fantasy masterpiece Big Trouble in Little China was a flop when it was first released, but a long life on home video helped foster a retroactive appreciation for star Kurt Russell’s fast-talking Jack Burton and the style with which Carpenter delivers his crazy tale. It is now a bona fide cult classic, and it is getting resurrected in comic book form.”

This month, Funko is releasing collectible Big Trouble in Little China Pop! and ReAction Figures of Kurt Russell’s Jack Burton, Kim Cattrall’s Gracie Law, the evil David Lo Pan, and his three henchmen, Rain, Lightning and Thunder. Click here to preorder.

From the funko.com: Big Trouble Little China Pop! and ReAction Figures blog.

“Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it.'”
Venture into the cryptic backstreets of San Francisco’s Chinatown with Jack Burton! Prepare yourself for a mystical battle against the evil sorcerer Lo Pan! Straight from the underground of Chinatown…Big Trouble in Little China…Coming to you in both Pop! and ReAction!

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pastemagazine.com:Horror Icon John Carpenter on Great Film Soundtracks and his Debut Album, “Lost Themes”

Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, and made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

Other articles by Lia Chang:
Funko to Release Big Trouble in Little China Pop! and ReAction Figures
Photos: Traveling through the mouth of the Dragon with BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA’s James Hong, Peter Kwong, Lia Chang, Gerald Okamura, George Cheung, Al Leong, Jeff Imada, James Lew, Gary Goldman, Eric Lee, Joycelyne Lew
Coming to America through The Angel Island Immigration Station
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George Takei Receives Distinguished Medal of Honor at Japanese American National Museum’s 2015 Gala Dinner; JANM Acquires Japanese American Incarceration Artifacts once slated for public auction
White House Blog: Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; ‏White House Summit on AAPIs is May 12
President Barack Obama’s Proclamation for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2015
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Photos: National Black Theatre Festival 2013; NBTF runs August 3-8, 2015 and will include Act III – A Celebration of Life Reception saluting the late theatre icon Garland Lee Thompson, Sr.
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